Going the distance, via a different route.
Observations as Bond 24 goes down.
Good grief, Charlie Brown–you’re CGI and 3D.
Cowboys and cannibals jump-start Halloween.
Steven Spielberg has made defining movies about the Civil War (Lincoln) and World War II (Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List) but the Cold War eludes his grasp in Bridge of Spies, his fourth film to star Tom Hanks. Structured around the construction of the Berlin Wall, Bridge of Spies ends, metaphorically and too easily, with its fall. Lacking the urgency of Munich (2005) and its forward-thinking topicality, the film is more of a museum piece, closer in effect to Amistad (1997). It is, to be sure, a very handsome exhibit. Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski’s preferred blown-out style of lighting transforms actual locations and the fabrications by Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel) into splendid period sets, a chess board for spy games that begin in 1957 Brooklyn. Spielberg’s command of
Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt enter no man’s land.
A mountain of trouble.
A deal with a devilish Johnny Depp.
Lily Tomlin, Evel Knievel, and other tough cookies.
Mr. Holmes, Woody Allen, and some of my favorite movies of the year now on home video.
A bumpy ride through Jurassic World.
Paul Dano is Brian Wilson. (John Cusack, too.)
The ultimate thrill ride.
Arnold walks with a zombie.
One last ride.
Let’s crack this thing wide open.
Jeepers creepers, Tim Burton’s focused on some really large peepers.
The tank stops here. Have the terrorists won?
Murder, mayhem, and Whiplash in New York.
Contemplating an “instant masterpiece.”
X marks the spot this Memorial Day weekend.
One-stop shopping for your Academy Award needs.
Over the moon about 2013 releases.
Hustling through the holiday…what to see, and flee.
The table is set for awards season.
Searching for Brian De Palma and other lost 70s filmmakers.
Something for the kids, and the hungover.
Spring Breakers, a splash of Upstream Color, and more.
It’s showtime! Oscars, Top Ten 2012, and the greatest movies ever made.